“As a former Deputy Public Defender, Mr. Kirk has over the last thirty years successfully represented clients in all types of criminal matters.”
In California, as well as across the nation, the laws are tough on those found guilty of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you are arrested and charged with a DUI in Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, or in the surrounding areas, you face some serious penalties, including the loss of your driver’s license, jail time, heavy fines, and an increase in your auto insurance premiums. If you are a repeat offender or if someone was injured or killed in an accident related to your DUI, the penalties are enhanced. In any DUI case, however, you have the right to defend yourself in court and, with experienced legal counsel, you may be able to avoid a conviction or have the penalties minimized.
At Kirk & Toberty, we offer aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation for DUI cases. Our criminal defense attorney has more than 30 years of experience defending clients in all kinds of misdemeanor and felony charges, including DUI, hit and run, vehicular manslaughter, and more. We urge you to contact the firm to schedule a consultation with our DUI lawyer as soon as you are arrested for any type of drunk or drug-impaired driving. We will review your situation, advise you on what needs to be done, and move forward with a defense strategy to minimize the harsh consequences of DUI charges.
You may think that once charged with a DUI, all is lost. This is not true. Many possible defenses exist in DUI cases. An experienced attorney will know what to look for when investigating the evidence against you. DUI cases tend to be technical and can be very complex, but a DUI attorney can challenge many different aspects of the prosecution’s case, including the accuracy of chemical tests, police procedure, why you were stopped in the first place, and more.
As in any criminal charge, having a knowledgeable and skilled attorney handling your case as early as possible is your best asset in DUI defense.